Marko Reinikainen

Acid News

Editorial

The clock is ticking to achieve the 1.5°C goal of the Paris Agreement. To be clear right from the start: this goal deserves every effort that mankind can pull off. In the name of realism, this is the goal we must focus on now, given the current level of progress in reducing greenhouse gases. However, damage to marine ecosystems will not be avoided even if we reach this goal1. In fact, damage already occurs at current levels of warming, as evidenced by the bleaching of coral reefs2. This may be an inconvenient truth when our current goal is 1.5°C.
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Ocean acidification is poorly governed

The problems associated with and the solutions needed to address OA are unique and cannot be bundled together with traditional climate change responses and measures.
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Recurring extreme climate events are devastating to coral reefs

In the last five years, there have been three severe marine heatwaves that have caused significant bleaching of corals at the Great Barrier Reef.
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